Diddy has been slapped with another sexual assault lawsuit — this time, by a woman who claims that the Bad Boy mogul allegedly assaulted her at “a place he was staying at” back in 1991.
The New York Daily News is reporting that the woman — whose name is not being released to the public — filed the lawsuit in the Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday (November 23
The woman, who was a Syracuse University student at the time of the alleged attack, claims that the assault happened after she and the renowned exec enjoyed dinner at Wells Restaurant in Harlem. “They had many friends and acquaintances in common and she had appeared with Combs in a few clips of a music video,” the complaint states.
In the suit, the woman alleges that Puff, who worked at Uptown records at the time, drugged her, recorded himself sexually assaulting her, and that the “revenge porn” was then “distributed throughout New York state—all without her consent.”
The suit states: “As was his practice … Combs video recorded the sexual assault. Days later, a male friend revealed to her that he had viewed the ‘sex tape’ along with other men.”
In a statement to The Daily Beast, Diddy’s attorney Ben Brafman declined to speak on the matter, saying, “I have no comment at this time.”
This new court filing against Diddy comes just 24 hours before the New York Adult Survivors Act officially expires on Friday (November 24).
It also comes less than a week after he and his ex-girlfriend, former Bad Boy artist Cassie, agreed to “amicably” settle her lawsuit less than 24 hours after she initially brought her bombshell case before the courts, also under the Adult Survivors Act.
I have decided to resolve this matter amicably on terms that I have some level of control,” Cassie (real name Casandra Ventura) said in a statement (via the Post). “I want to thank my family, fans and lawyers for their unwavering support.”
Diddy (real name Sean Combs) shared his own statement, in which he explained the former couple had come to an agreement amicably.
“We have decided to resolve this matter amicably,” he said. “I wish Cassie and her family all the best.”
Brafman further clarified that his client’s decision to settle was, in no way, an admission of his client’s guilt.
“Mr. Combs‘ decision to settle the lawsuit does not in any way undermine his flat-out denial of the claims,” Brafman said. “He is happy they got to a mutual settlement and wishes Ms. Ventura the best.”